IRN RADEXT Contextualizing Radicalization – The Politics of Violent Extremism (2019-2022)
Research on radicalization and violent extremism has significantly expanded in the past decade, in the context of the spread of extremist violence in Europe and the US and the subsequent rise of government calls for relevant expertise on the matter. While academic research on these topics has considerably grown in Europe, the United States and the Middle East, very few venues specifically aim at establishing a consistent dialogue among these projects. The originality and contribution of the International Research Network (IRN) “Contextualizing Radicalization: the politics of violent extremism” is to fill the gap not only in comparative research on radicalization processes, but also in actual experiences of transnational academic collaboration.
The network, which was set up for the period 2019-2022, consists of 10 partner institutions: in addition to CERI, it involves the Institut de Recherches sur le Maghreb Contemporain and the Institut Français du Proche Orient in France, the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University (USA), the Institute of Islamic Studies of the University of Toronto (Canada), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland), the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute (Italy), the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut (Lebanon) and the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies of the University of Copenhagen (Denmark).
Programme de recherche CNRS Ifpo, porteur CERI (Coord. Nicolas Dot-Pouillard)